Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Favorite Christmas Tradition

I am a girl who LOVES traditions.  
And in our family we have many- especially at Christmas time. 
One of my favorite involves our nativity scene. 

As we decorate for Christmas I put out the entire nativity scene-
 except for baby Jesus. 

We leave His manger empty- until Christmas morning. 
Until that time we work to create a soft bed for him. 

To do so, each day we try to do kind deeds for others- 
above and beyond the normal. 

For each of those kind deeds we do, 
we get to place one piece of straw in the manger for baby Jesus.  

This tradition is a great way to remind us to think of others 
as better than ourselves during this super busy 
and sometimes hectic holiday season.